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10/19/17
Wolfsburg
Technology

Volkswagen develops electric race car for world's most renowned mountain race

Volkswagen develops electric race car for world's most renowned mountain race
  • Aiming to set a record on legendary Pikes Peak (USA)
  • Electric prototype with the technology of tomorrow
  • Comeback for Volkswagen after more than 30 years

New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world's most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA on 24 June 2018. Its goal: to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line which is at 4,300 metres elevation. The new motorsport project is part of Volkswagen's process of transforming itself into the leading producer of electric vehicles. By 2025, the Volkswagen brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models.

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